From Pages to screen: James’ series optioned

From Pages to screen: James’ series optioned

Element Pictures has optioned Anna James’ Middle Grade series Pages & Co for TV.

Element, which produced “The Favourite” and “The Room”, acquired screen rights from Emily Hayward-Whitlock at The Artists Partnership, in association with Claire Wilson at RCW.

James’ series was signed in a three-book deal by HarperCollins Children’s Books in 2016. Tilly and the Bookwanderers, the first title, was published last year. It has been sold in 12 territories, including the US, where Philomel will publish this autumn.